Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2011 - Business & Economics - 243 pages
We've all had those perfect moments when events that could never be predicted, let alone controlled, remarkably seem to guide us along our path. Carl Jung called this phenomena "synchronicity" - "a collaboration between persons and events that seems to enlist the cooperation of fate." In this book, Joseph Jaworski argues that the right state of mind will make you the kind of person who can enlist the cooperation of fate and take advantage of synchronicity, creating the conditions for "predictable miracles." If you are tired of being the victim of circumstances, this book will teach you to be the kind of person who creates your own circumstances. Jaworski shares the story of his own escape from an inauthentic life and his journey into a world filled with possibility. He maps out the inner path of leadership for those who feel the call to achieve their full potential, using his own life story to teach readers a greater truth. He examines the fundamental shifts of mind that free us to seek out the power of synchronicity. After reading this book, you will discover your own power to help those realities unfold. You will learn to "listen" to realities that want to emerge in this world and acquire the courage to help them be born. "Synchronicity illustrates that leadership is about the release of human possibilities, about enabling others to break free of limits - created organizationally or self-imposed. Although this book describes the author's personal journey, it contains profound messages about organizational learning and effectiveness." - Scientific American.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PREPARING TO JOURNEY
15
CROSSING THE THRESHOLD
71
THE HEROS JOURNEY
89
THE GIFT
137
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
197
Notes
224
Index
233
About the Author
241
Generon International
243
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Joseph Jaworski is began his professional career as an attorney with the Houston-based firm of Bracewell & Patterson, and in 1975, he was elected as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which comprises the top one percent of U.S. trial lawyers. In 1980, he founded the American Leadership Forum, an NGO responsible for developing the practice of collaborative leadership. A decade later, he was invited to lead the Royal Dutch / Shell Group's renowned team of scenario planners. Thereafter, he served as senior fellow and board member for the MIT Center for Organizational Learning, and cofounded the Society for Organizational Learning. He is a founder and the chairman of both Generon Consulting and the Global Institute for Responsible Leadership.

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